Six on Saturday

We have had a couple of frosts the last two night, and there is a noticeable drop in temperatures even during the day.

  1. With Halloween just around the corner it was time to harvest the pumpkins and squash and do some carving. The big one took up half the wheelbarrow!

 

2. Despite the fact that most of the flowers are gone I saw a common carder bumblebee today and it was still collecting pollen, suggesting it was still feeding young – maybe it was just an optimistic bee.

3. In the vegetable garden we are getting a couple of romanesco maturing.

Romanesco

Romanesco

4. A poor frosted cosmos.

Frosted cosmos

Frosted cosmos

5. I love these big leaves of the mulberry tree.

Mulberry leaf

Mulberry leaf

6. So few apples this year but there are a few bramblys on a potted tree that will have to be planted out in the next couple of months.

Brambly apple

Brambly apple

 

Thank you to The Propagator for hosting – six on Saturday

 

 

 

 

 

 

15 thoughts on “Six on Saturday

    1. Murtagh's Meadow Post author

      Here in Ireland our bumblebees tend to live in small colonies (maybe about 100 individuals). I think the same is true everywhere. Only the new queens, who emerge in late summer, over winter by hibernating underground. She starts a new colony the following spring:) We do have solitary bees too but these are different.

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    1. Murtagh's Meadow Post author

      Somewhere in the garden – not far. But we’ve had another night frost so really can’t see if surviving long.

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